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A taxonomic revision of the Tragulus mouse-deer (Artiodactyla)

Meijaard, Erik; Groves, Colin

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The taxonomy of South-East Asian mouse-deer (Tragulus) is complex, and after some 120 years of considerable taxonomic revisions of the genus a clear key is still lacking for the determination of species and subspecies. Through craniometrical analysis of 338 skulls of Tragulus and some study of coat coloration patterns we have come to a better understanding of mouse-deer taxonomy. Our results show that there are three species groups: the T. javanicus-group, the T. napu-group, and T. versicolor....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76302
Source: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00091.x

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